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Criterion validity and user acceptability of a CD-ROM-mediated food record for measuring fruit and vegetable consumption among black adolescents.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18298881     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To determine the criterion validity and user acceptability of the Healthy Eating Self-Monitoring Tool (HEST), a CD-ROM-mediated food record for measuring fruit and vegetable consumption among economically disadvantaged black adolescents.
DESIGN: Item intakes, daily intake measures of fruit, vegetables and juices, and daily and total fruit and vegetable intake assessed with the HEST over a 3 d interval were compared with observed intake using Spearman correlations and Wilcoxon signed ranks tests. Mean ratings of participants' interest in, enjoyment of and likelihood of recommending the HEST to peers were compared with an a priori criterion rating for establishing user acceptability of the HEST.
SETTING: Youth services agencies in New York City.
SUBJECTS: Eighty-nine black adolescents aged 11 to 14 years.
RESULTS: Spearman correlations were significant for 67 % of items, for daily intake measures of fruit (days 1 and 3), vegetables and juices (days 1 and 2), and for fruit and vegetable intake (all three days). Wilcoxon signed ranks tests found non-significant intake differences for 78 % of these items, for daily intake measures of fruit and vegetables, and for fruit and vegetable intake (days 2 and 3). HEST-recorded 3 d intake of 14.65 servings was significantly correlated with and did not differ significantly from observed 3 d intake of 15.21 servings. Youths' HEST-recorded intake was accurate to within 0.56 of a serving of their observed intake. Mean ratings of the HEST were above the criterion rating across user acceptability dimensions assessed.
CONCLUSIONS: The HEST is a promising food record approach that is acceptable to youths.
Jennifer Di Noia; Isobel R Contento
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Validation Studies     Date:  2008-02-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Public health nutrition     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1368-9800     ISO Abbreviation:  Public Health Nutr     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-17     Completed Date:  2009-02-13     Revised Date:  2014-09-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9808463     Medline TA:  Public Health Nutr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adolescent Behavior / ethnology
African Americans*
Diet Records*
Eating / ethnology*
Reproducibility of Results
Socioeconomic Factors
Statistics as Topic
Grant Support
CA 096162/CA/NCI NIH HHS; R44 CA096162/CA/NCI NIH HHS; R44 CA096162-02/CA/NCI NIH HHS; R44 CA096162-03/CA/NCI NIH HHS

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